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The soundtrack of Civilization VI was written and orchestrated primarily by Geoff Knorr, who was assisted by Roland Rizzo, Griffin Cohen, and Phill Boucher.[1] The themes of each civilization are played as different variations of the same song throughout the eras, with simple single instrument melodies in the Ancient Era turning into modern songs by the Atomic Era, symbolizing the evolution and growth of one's civilization throughout the ages.[2]

Main Theme[edit | edit source]

Christopher Tin, composer of the Grammy winning Civilization IV song "Baba Yetu," wrote "Sogno di Volare" (translated as "The Dream of Flight"), the main theme of Civilization VI. The theme was written to capture the spirit of exploration not only in "seeking new lands, but also the mental exploration of expanding the frontiers of science and philosophy". Tin premiered the song at a London concert in July 2016.[3]

Version of the song Length
Sogno di Volare ("The Dream of Flight") 3:53
A New Course (Opening Movie) 2:45

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Game Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

This is the soundtrack of Civilization VI as released on YouTube by Firaxis. The main theme, "Sogno di Volare", is not found in this soundtrack. The soundtrack when purchased from digital music distributors such as iTunes or Amazon.com only includes 38 of the 76 songs. Start times are based on the times given by Firaxis on the official Civilization YouTube soundtrack .

Civilization Original Song Track Era Arranged by Length Start time
America "Hard Times Come Again No More" 1 Ancient Patrick McAvinue and Brad Kolodner 2:53 0:00
2 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:12 2:53
3 Industrial Geoff Knorr 4:41 6:06
4 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 3:49 10:46
Arabia "Talama Ashku Gharami" 5 Ancient Kylie Hilali 2:38 14:35
6 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:27 17:14
7 Industrial Geoff Knorr 4:01 20:41
8 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 3:51 24:41
Aztec Nahua music 9 Ancient Roland Rizzo 1:22 28:32
10 Medieval Roland Rizzo 2:44 29:54
11 Industrial Roland Rizzo 3:34 32:38
12 Atomic Roland Rizzo and Phill Boucher 3:31 36:12
Brazil "Brejeiro" 13 Ancient Cesar Garabini and Kahil Nayton 2:44 39:42
14 Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:05 42:26
15 Industrial Geoff Knorr 3:53 46:31
16 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 3:34 50:24
China "Mo Li Hua" 17 Ancient Bing Xia 1:56 53:58
18 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:36 55:54
19 Industrial Geoff Knorr 3:35 59:30
20 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 3:19 1:03:05
Egypt "El Helwa Di" 21 Ancient Chakib Hilali 2:13 1:06:24
22 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:10 1:08:36
23 Industrial Geoff Knorr 6:03 1:11:47
24 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 5:37 1:11:49
England "Scarborough Fair" 25 Ancient Geoff Knorr 2:00 1:23:26
26 Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:09 1:25:25
27 Industrial Geoff Knorr 3:59 1:29:34
28 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 3:42 1:33:33
France "Quand je bois du vin clairet" 29 Ancient Roland Rizzo 3:07 1:37:15
30 Medieval Roland Rizzo 3:14 1:40:22
31 Industrial Roland Rizzo 3:32 1:43:37
32 Atomic Roland Rizzo and Phill Boucher 3:28 1:47:08
Germany "Ich hab die Nacht geträumet" 33 Ancient Geoff Knorr 1:37 1:50:36
34 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:47 1:52:13
35 Industrial Geoff Knorr 4:01 1:56:00
36 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 3:59 2:00:01
Greece "Song of Seikilos" 37 Ancient Geoff Knorr 1:22 2:04:01
38 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:13 2:05:23
39 Industrial Geoff Knorr 4:19 2:08:36
40 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 4:00 2:12:54
India "Vaishnava Jana To" 41 Ancient Deepak Ram 2:06 2:16:54
42 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:25 2:18:59
43 Industrial Geoff Knorr 4:52 2:23:54
44 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 4:37 2:27:16
Japan "Itsuki no Komoriuta" 45 Ancient Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin and Geoff Knorr 2:44 2:31:54
46 Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:05 2:34:43
47 Industrial Geoff Knorr 3:43 2:38:43
48 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 3:40 2:42:26
Kongo "Banaha" 49 Ancient Geoff Knorr 1:58 2:46:06
50 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:43 2:48:56
51 Industrial Geoff Knorr 3:09 2:51:46
52 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 3:05 2:54:55
Norway "Gjendines bådnlåt" 53 Ancient Sissel Morken Gullord 1:21 2:58:00
54 Medieval Roland Rizzo 3:10 2:59:21
55 Industrial Roland Rizzo 3:31 3:02:30
56 Atomic Roland Rizzo and Phill Boucher 3:53 3:06:01
Rome "Magna Mater" 57 Ancient Roland Rizzo 2:00 3:09:54
58 Medieval Roland Rizzo 3:39 3:11:55
59 Industrial Roland Rizzo 5:39 3:15:34
60 Atomic Roland Rizzo and Phill Boucher 4:40 3:21:13
Russia "Kalinka" 61 Ancient Andrei Saveliev 2:19 3:25:53
62 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:57 3:28:12
63 Industrial Geoff Knorr 4:35 3:32:09
64 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 4:18 3:36:43
Scythia Original composition 65 Ancient Sandro Freidrich 1:30 3:41:01
66 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:56 3:43:31
67 Industrial Geoff Knorr 4:23 3:46:27
68 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 4:10 3:50:50
Spain "Recuerdos de la Alhambra" 69 Ancient Benjamin Beirs 1:18 3:55:01
70 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:49 3:56:18
71 Industrial Geoff Knorr 4:32 4:00:07
72 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 4:13 4:04:40
Sumeria "Hurrian Hymn no. 6" 73 Ancient Geoff Knorr 2:34 4:08:53
74 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:27 4:11:24
75 Industrial Geoff Knorr 3:17 4:14:51
76 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 3:05 4:18:09

Rise and Fall Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

The official Rise and Fall expansion soundtrack is found on YouTube.

Civilization Original Song Track Era Listed Composer Length* Start time*
"Rise and Fall" 1 Geoff Knorr 3:17 0:00
Cree "The Drums of Poundmaker" 2 Ancient Poundmaker Singers 3:55 3:20
3 Medieval Geoff Knorr 5:05 7:15
4 Industrial Geoff Knorr 4:28 12:20
5 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 4:28 16:49
Georgia "Shen Khar Venakhi" 6 Ancient Trio Kavkasia 2:34 21:17
"Tsaiqvanes Tamar Kali";

"Shen Khar Venakhi"

7 Medieval Geoff Knorr 5:36 23:50
8 Industrial Geoff Knorr 5:53 29:27
9 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 5:53 35:18
Korea Arirang 10 Ancient The Korean Performing Arts Academy of America 2:31 41:12
11 Medieval Roland Rizzo 2:48 43:43
12 Industrial Roland Rizzo 4:43 46:35
13 Atomic Roland Rizzo and Phill Boucher 4:42 51:19
Mapuche Traditional Mapuche 14 Ancient Sandro Friedrich and Phill Boucher 2:38 56:01
15 Medieval Roland Rizzo 3:22 58:40
16 Industrial Roland Rizzo 4:25 1:02:02
17 Atomic Roland Rizzo and Phill Boucher 4:17 1:06:29
Mongolia "Pastor Song"; Khoomii Improvisation 18 Ancient Nature Ganganbaigal of Tengger Cavalry 2:37 1:10:46
"Pastor Song";

"Urtin Duu"

19 Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:28 1:13:23
20 Industrial Geoff Knorr 4:46 1:17:52
21 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 4:46 1:22:38
Netherlands "Gaillarde L'esmerillonne" 22 Ancient Sandro Friedrich 2:31 1:27:25
23 Medieval Roland Rizzo 3:42 1:29:57
24 Industrial Roland Rizzo 4:18 1:33:38
25 Atomic Roland Rizzo and Phill Boucher 4:16 1:37:57
Scotland "Scotland the Brave";

"Bonnie Dundee"

26 Ancient Kevin O'Brien & Patrick McAvinue 3:03 1:42:14
27 Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:21 1:45:18
28 Industrial Geoff Knorr 4:16 1:49:39
29 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 4:17 1:53:56
Zulu "Uthe Ubhuti Asizomlanda" 30 Ancient Legato 2:36 1:58:12
"Shaka Mamba; Bayisa";

"Halala"

31 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:54 2:00:49
"Uthe Ubhuti Asizomlanda";

"Halala";

"Bayisa"

32 Industrial Geoff Knorr 5:24 2:04:44
33 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 4:46 2:10:08

*The length for the songs was found off of iTunes while the start time was found on YouTube. These times do not exactly match.

Gathering Storm Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

Unlike the vanilla game and the Rise and Fall expansion, the whole soundtrack for Gathering Storm was not posted in its entirety on the Civilization YouTube Page. Unofficial copies can still be found on YouTube, and the official soundtrack is on sale on sites such as iTunes or Amazon Music. This version is what the table below is based off.

Civilization Original Song Track Era Listed Composer Length*
"Gathering Storm" 1 Geoff Knorr 2:50
Canada "Vive La Canadienne" 2 Ancient Patrick McAvinue and Cris Jacobs 1:17
"Vive La Canadienne", The Crooked Stovepipe, "O Canada" 3 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:41
4 Industrial Geoff Knorr 4:25
5 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 4:26
Hungary "Hej Dunáról fúj a szél"

"Cinege, cinege"

6 Ancient Sandro Friedrich and Michal Horsák 1:19
7 Medieval Roland Rizzo 3:19
8 Industrial Roland Rizzo 4:05
9 Atomic Roland Rizzo and Phill Boucher 3:59
Inca "Siempre Macho" 10 Ancient Carlos Moises Ambia and Andres Jimenez from Inkarayku 1:42
11 Medieval Roland Rizzo 4:00
12 Industrial Roland Rizzo 4:21
13 Atomic Roland Rizzo and Phill Boucher 4:12
Mali "Masana Seesay" 14 Ancient Amadou Kouyate 1:39
"Mali Sadio", "Masana Seesay" 15 Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:23
16 Industrial Geoff Knorr 5:07
17 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 5:07
Māori "Ka Mate" 18 Ancient The Te Tini a Maui Kapa Haka Group 1:26
"Pokarekare Ana, "Ka Mate" 19 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:57
20 Industrial Geoff Knorr 4:11
21 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 4:16
Ottoman "Ey büt-i nev edâ olmuşum müptelâ"; "Yelkenler biçilecek" 22 Ancient Adam Good 1:47
23 Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:38
24 Industrial Geoff Knorr 4:25
25 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 4:24
Phoenicia "Hurrian Hymn" 26 Ancient Sandro Friedrich and Roland Rizzo 2:30
27 Medieval Roland Rizzo 2:45
28 Industrial Roland Rizzo 4:04
29 Atomic Roland Rizzo and Phill Boucher 4:13
Sweden "Slängpolska efter Byss-Calle" 30 Ancient Niccolo Seligmann 1:53
"Helan Går", "Slängpolska efter Byss-Calle", "Polska efter Pelle-Fors" 31 Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:44
32 Industrial Geoff Knorr 3:54
33 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 3:44

New Frontier Pass[edit | edit source]

Civilization Original Song Era Arranged / Composed by Length
Maya "Xtoles" Ancient Geoff Knorr

Phill Boucher

2:50
"Rabinal Achí", "Xtoles", and "Bolonchon" Medieval 4:13
Industrial 4:03
Atomic 4:54
Gran Colombia "Velo Que Bonito", "Reír Llorando" Ancient Geoff Knorr

Phill Boucher

4:00
"Velo Que Bonito", Reír Llorando", "Pajarillo" Medieval 5:26
"Velo Que Bonito", "Reír Llorando" Industrial 4:51
Atomic 4:51
Ethiopia "Tizita" Ancient Minale Bezu and Getachew Mekuria 2:56
"Tizita", "Bati" Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:57
"Tizita" Industrial 4:16
Atomic Geoff Knorr

Phill Boucher

4:15
Byzantium "Ti ipermaho, Kontakion to the Mother of God" Ancient Martinu Voices and Niccolo Seligmann 7:06
Medieval Geoff Knorr 5:03
Industrial 4:39
Atomic Geoff Knorr

Phill Boucher

4:41
Gaul Original composition, featuring Belgian national anthem, La Brabançonne Ancient Geoff Knorr 3:20
Medieval 4:02
Industrial 4:43
Atomic Geoff Knorr

Phill Boucher

4:49

DLC Soundtrack Civilization Themes[edit | edit source]

Civilization Original Song Era Arranged by Length
Poland "Hej ide w las" Ancient Roland Rizzo 1:55
Medieval Roland Rizzo 2:45
Industrial Roland Rizzo 3:19
Atomic Roland Rizzo and Phill Boucher 3:00
Australia "Waltzing Matilda" Ancient AJ Block and Patrick McAvinue 2:46
Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:25
Industrial Geoff Knorr 3:42
Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 3:36
Persia "Kereshme"

"Reng-e Shalakhu"

Ancient Kazem Davoudian 2:37
Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:08
Industrial Geoff Knorr 4:48
Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 3:46
Macedon "Tino Mori"

"Buvcansko"

Ancient Vasko Dukovski 1:03
Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:10
Industrial Geoff Knorr 5:12
Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 5:01
Nubia "Allah Yesa'du" Ancient Sandro Freidrich 2:44
Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:15
Industrial Geoff Knorr 4:30
Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 4:16
Khmer "Khmer Rourm Sam Mawgee" Ancient Song Heng 0:52
Medieval Geoff Knorr 1:27
Industrial Geoff Knorr 0:14
Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 4:03
Indonesia “Rejang Dewa"

"Bapang Selisir”

Ancient Geoff Knorr and Sandro Freidrich 1:35
Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:33
Industrial Geoff Knorr 4:10
Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 4:08

Ambient Music[edit | edit source]

Several hours of Ambient music are found in the game. These additional songs can be found here

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The American civilization's theme, "Hard Times Come Again No More," was composed by Stephen Foster. Foster's other notable works include "Oh! Susanna," "Camptown Races," and "My Old Kentucky Home."
  • The Australian song "Waltzing Matilda" is a bush ballad and the unofficial national anthem composed by Christina Macpherson and the Lyricist Banjo Paterson
  • The Arabian theme is the Islamic hymn: Talama Akshu Grahami
  • The Canadian civ's theme is tuned on is O Canada, the Crooked Stovepipe, and the folk song Vive la Canadienne.
  • The Maori civilization theme is the Haka Ka Mate and the folk love song Pokarekare Ana.
  • The Swedish civ's theme is based on the drinking song "Helan går". The nyckelharpa player featured on this civ, Niccolo Seligmann, also recorded all the multitracked string parts for all medieval sections on viola da gamba and vielle (medieval fiddle)
  • The Greek theme is based on the Seikilos Epitaph , the oldest surviving complete musical composition which was engraved on a tombstone.
  • The Gallic theme has a musical phrase taken from the National Anthem of Belgium.

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